Update: GAWTP endorsed Ted Cruz as the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchinson ….by a vote of 7 of 9 Board Members
Thanks for requesting information about voter information and voter guides for the Smith County Primary election on May 29th …and for Early Voting which began Monday, May 14th and runs through Friday, May 25th.
The link below will allow you to get as comprehensive as you wish to get (the first two sub-sites listed) ….or it can give you a quick, handy guide (the third sub-site) which very concisely shows you the 11-races for which GAWTP has issued endorsements (based on the very high bar of requiring agreement by at least of 7 of the 9 Board members).
Click on www.gawtp.com and go to the second tab at the top entitled 2012 One Stop Voter Information. There you can drop down and bring up the following recommended sub-sites:
Then go down and click on Races. Use this section to get a comprehensive bio for each candidate for which GAWTP has endorsed and why GAWTP made the endorsements
Conservative Voter Guides
Here you will find six (6) conservative voter guides. Pick one or more to get a flavor of the most conservative candidates in each race
Here you will get brief but pertinent information about early voting dates, times and locations as well as a handy guide on the 11-races for which the Board of Directors of GAWTP has issued endorsements
Please note, GAWTP has not yet made an endorsement for the Republican primary race for U.S. Senator because the GAWTP sponsored Senate Debate/Forum will take place Wednesday evening, May 16th from 6:30 until 8:00 PM at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, and we wish to wait for the conclusion of this debate before making a decision on an endorsement. Following the debate GAWTP is expected to vote on if indeed we wish to make an endorsement, and, if so, for whom the Board feels would be the best candidate to take the nomination. Incidentally, please attend this debate if at all possible. There is no doubt this will be a very informative forum. Next to the Presidency, the various races around the country for Senate nominations are the important races facing the voters of this (still) great country! Committed attendees to the Debate/Forum are: Lela Pittenger, Ted Cruz, Glenn Addison, Craig James and Tom Leppert (the staff of David Dewhurst has been notified, but we’ve not yet received word on whether or not he will be in attendance). If indeed we make an endorsement of a candidate at the conclusion of the Debate, I will forward that information to each after the vote Wednesday evening.
Hope this information helps, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have questions or need additional information. Remember it’s very important to vote, but even more important than simply voting is the need to be an informed voter!